MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito was the special guest Saturday afternoon as the Berkeley County Republican Party held its annual Ronald Reagan Day Picnic.
"Boy, we got our hands full in Washington, D.C., right now ... and we're standing as firm as we can without the numbers," said Capito, R-W.Va. "Nothing is more important than keeping people rolling on an off year."
Capito spoke about key political issues, including the war in Iraq, illegal immigration, lowering taxes and national security.
"I didn't go to Washington to raise your taxes, and I'm not going to now," she said.
Capito on Friday voted against a five-year farm bill, which passed by a 231-191 vote in the House of Representatives. The bill would end subsidy payments to farmers earning more than $1 million per year.
"I made the very difficult decision of voting against the tax increase, which put me at odds with my farmers," Capito said.